The rear-wheel-drive 2011 Dodge Charger lands in an odd spot in the market; it doesn't quite compete with luxury sedans like the BMW 5-Series and Infiniti M, but it has a different layout, sporting pretenses, and a lot more personality than the likes of the Toyota Avalon, Buick Lucerne, or Chevrolet Impala.
The Nissan Maxima has front-wheel drive but is more upscale and stylish inside, with an inspired but not high-performance feel.
For those looking more for comfort but with rear-wheel-drive poise and a true luxury-car feel, the Hyundai Genesis is worth considering, too.
A compromise—and a completely different beast—is the Ford Taurus SHO; with its powerful EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 engine and all-wheel-drive layout, it's more sophisticated but also more expensive.
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|15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large||Large||Large Cars||Large car||Mid-Size|
|4-Door Sedan SE RWD||4-Door Sedan LS Retail||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan V6||4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable|